Work-Related Injury Claims Tool - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

Work-Related Injury Claims Tool


UPDATE: Now includes WorkSafeBC data up to and including 2019.

Use this tool to better understand the patterns of work-related injuries and disease, and work-related deaths. Whether you’re a worker, employer, or part of an industry group, you can use the data to help reduce injuries and improve outcomes for disability management, recover-at-work, and return-to-work programs. Employers and industry members can use this information to identify opportunities to improve workplace health and safety.

This information will help you to identify resources to help you plan, and improve health and safety, identify trends in work-related claims by industry and occupation, and support your own research, reports and business planning.

How to Use the Tool

The main data selection page displays two different sets of information, the work-related death claims and the accepted injury and disease claims. The accepted injury and disease claims is further displayed for time-loss claims, healthcare only claims and injury rate. Within the work-related death and the time-loss claims, there are 5 main sections.

Each section is further divided into topic areas which allow the user to select the information needed. The tool has been developed to allow easy navigation and minimal screen consumption. Therefore, all the parameters are stored under collapsible categories that expand when selected. There are two main levels to the data presented. The first level is an aggregated version where data is presented as a group. The second level is more detailed and further breaks down the first level. The second level can be accessed by clicking on the arrow button beside the text. Please note that the output tables will only display the data for those boxes that have been checked. As a default, we have thus ensured that all the boxes are checked in all the sections. By selecting specific parameters in the search selection, outputs in the form of tables and charts will be generated. When clicking on the “new query” button, the data will default back to all selections checked.

A summary of your selected parameters as well as the date and time of your search will appear before each outputted table and chart to allow you to cross reference your selections. Please note that the output produced will only display 2 options at a time. Below is an example that may assist you with using the tool. Please note that any cases fewer than 5 are represented with an asterisk to protect confidentiality.

Example: From 2001-2015, how many work-related death claims were there among ages 25 to 64 years, in general construction for motor vehicle incidents?

Selection: Under Select Accepted Claim Year and Demographics in the work-related death claims page, select the age category tab, select age groups, and check the age groups from 25 to 64 (you will first need to deselect all the age groups by unchecking the age group checkbox). Under the Select Industry tab, select the sub industry button, uncheck the industry box to clear all selections and check the general construction checkbox under construction (there is an arrow button beside construction that will allow you to see the additional categories). Finally, under the accident type, clear all the selections by unchecking the accident type box and then select for motor vehicle incidents. All other selections are checked as per default. Select Age Under broken down by, to view your output by age group. Press Submit. A summary of your selection will be presented at the top. Your results will be displayed as a table. You can export your results either in excel, word or as a text document. If you would like to see the information in a chart, select the chart tab at the top.


Interpretation and meaning of the data charts and tables is the responsibility of the user. If you require assistance in interpreting the charts and tables, or if you have further questions, please contact BCIRPU at 604-875-3776. Definitions for some terms can be viewed in the glossary (enter the data tool to view the glossary).

Data Source

Claims Data, WorkSafeBC. The original source of the data has been provided by WorkSafe BC. BCIRPU has made every effort to clean and aggregate the data and to ensure the accuracy, reliability and up-to-date of this information. If you believe any information obtained from this website is incorrect, please contact BCIRPU so that we may correct any inaccuracies. Unauthorized attempt to change or upload information is strictly prohibited.

Last update for WorkSafeBC Data: December 2020